Dr. GR Verma

Dr. GR Verma

Senior Consultant Laparoscopic, HPB & GI Surgeon
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OPD Schedule:

  • Monday10:00-16:00
  • Tuesday10:00-16:00
  • Wednesday10:00-16:00
  • Thursday10:00-16:00
  • Friday10:00-16:00
  • Saturday10:00-16:00


  • A 1977 medical graduate from KGMC Lucknow, He did Mastery of Surgery from PGI Chandigarh in 1981. After completing registrar ship at PGI and a short stint as Lecturer at Medical College & Hosp. Rohtak, He joined back PGI as Associate Prof.  (Surgery) in 1986 and was promoted to Prof. of  Gen.Surgery in 2002 and later as Prof. in GI Surgery in 2008. He served as Senior Prof. & HOD, Surg. Gastroenterology PGI Chd. Until March 2019.  The division had been running super speciality program, M Ch. (Surg. Gastroent.) for the last thirteen years. He has approx. FORTY-TWO YEARS of clinical, teaching and research experience in surgery. His field of interest is laparoscopic surgery and Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic surgery.

    Widely travelled abroad in quest of knowledge, Dr Verma has obtained training in laparoscopic and hepatobiliary & Pancreatic surgery at centres of excellence in USA, UK, Germany and Japan.   A recipient of DAAD Fellowship (German Academic Exchange Fellowship), he successfully passed outFellowship of Royal College of Surgeons(FRCS) in 1999. Dr Verma was conferred Das Mohapatra Oration of A.S.I. and he delivered Brhamapur Oration in Cuttack on a new technique in pancreatic surgery. He has also conferred IAGES visiting professorship in Laparoscopic Surgery in 2003. He was awarded best video on “laparoscopic surgery in hepatic hydatid cyst.  Recently He has bestowed the honour of delivering PC Dubey oration at KGMU Lucknow and  Bhubaneswar orations by Odisha chapter of ASI.

    Dr. Verma is the pioneering surgeon in Laparoscopic surgery at PGI. He also popularized the concept of Daycare Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and laparoscopic cancer surgery at PGI Chandigarh. Of late he has developed a new cosmetic technique of Laparoscopic cholecystectomy called “BIKINI LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY”, which leaves the abdomen free of any scar. Original research on the efficiency of FLT PET CT scan in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic cancers was done by him the first time in India. The research was published in the International journal with high impact factor.

    Dr Verma has extensive experience in teaching and training of Postgraduates in General Surgery and Super speciality of GI & HPB Surgery. He was running M.Ch. (Surg. Gastroent.) Program for more than 10 years. Many trained students are occupying important positions  & Heading the Depts. in GI Surgery and General Surgery in India and abroad. He is well versed in performing all kinds of elective and Emergency GI & Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery.   

    He has delivered a number of guest lectures, participated in panel discussions and symposia on Gastro intestinal Surgery and have contributed Eighty-six publications in international and national journals and has also developed a software for teaching & research to improve patient management system in GI Surgery. Thirty-two postgraduate and M. Ch. (Surg. Gastroent.) theses were completed under him.

    He was elected as President of SELSI  2014 and as Governing Council member of Association of Surgeons of India. He was the Co-organizing Chairman of Annual Conf. of Indian Assoc. of. Surgical   Gastroentroent. held in Sept. 2018 at PGI Chandigarh. He had organized 5th Annual Conference of Society of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons of India (SELSICON 2012), Northern chapter of ASI and Mid-term conference of Indian Association of Surgical Oncology in 2017 at PGI. 

Work Experience:

Have extensive experience in teaching and training of Post graduates in General Surgery and Super specialty of GI & HPB Surgery . He was running M.Ch. (Surg. Gastroent.) Program for more than 10 years. Many trained students are occupying important positions &Heading the Depts. in GI Surgery and General Surgery in India and abroad. A pioneer in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, He did first Laparoscopic surgery at PGI Chandigarh in early Ninetees. Original research on the efficiency of FLT PET scan in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic cancers was done for the first time in India. Capable of performing all kinds of elective and Emergency GI & Hepato biliary and Pancreatic Surgery.
1. Expert of selection committee for appointment /promotion of Faculty
2. Prof. & Head Div. of Surg Gastroent. PGI Chd.
3. Chairman medical board PGI Chandigarh
4. Liaison Officer PGI Chandigarh
5. Chairman, Purchase Committee PGI Chandigarh

1. Training in Hepatobiliary and Laparoscopic surgery at Hannover (Germany) 1992
2. Training in Hepatobiliary and Laparoscopic surgery at Munich (Germany) 1992
3. Training in Hepatobiliary surgery at Kyoto University Hospital (Japan) 1993
4. Training in Laparoscopic Surgery at Takeda General Hospital (Japan) 1993
5. Clinical Observer at Minimally invasive surgery Center, The Mount Sinai
School of Medicine, NewYork (USA) 2002
6. Clinical Observer in Lap.Colo rectal Surgery, Imperial College, (London) 2005

Education & Training:


Former Head, Surgical  Gastroenterology, PGI Chd.

Awards Information:

1. German Academic Fellowship (DAAD) 1992
2. Das Mohapatra Oration 2012 at ASICON 2012 at Kolkata
3. Best Laparoscopic Video award at National Conference of I.A.G.E.S.- April 1997 Ludhiana
4. Metrogyl visiting professorship in laparoscopic surgery by Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo surgeons. – July 2003
5. Bahrampur oration 2007 by Orissa Chapter of ASI- Feb. 2007
6. Presidential Oration in SELSICON 2014 Bhubneswar Sept. 2014 Topic: “ past, present and future of laparoscopic surgery in India”
7. Dr. H. Lalmohon Singh Oration of Manipur chapter of ASI, Oct. 2015
8. Dr. PC Dubey Oration , KGMU Lucknow, Feb. 2018
9. Bhubaneswar Oration Odisha Chapter of ASI Conf. Balasore. Jan 2019

Research & Publication:

Thesis Guided (As Principal Guide)
1. Functional status of the gallbladder by O.C.G. and ultrasound in symptomatic chronic cholelithiasis
2. Evaluation of the silver stained Nucleolar Organizer Regions (Ag-NOR) in colorectal cancer.
3. Nipple involvement in peripherally situated carcinoma of the breast.
4. Endotoxemia in acute pancreatitis and its correlation to the development of pancreatic abscess.
5. Evaluation of C.E.A. in colorectal carcinoma.
6. Comparative evaluation of immunological dysfunction after mini and conventional cholecystectomy.
7. Estimation of Anti thrombin-III levels in peritonitis.
8. Evaluation of serum endotoxin in obstructive jaundice.
9. Comparative evaluation of serum and biliary levels of CEA and CA-242 in colorectal carcinoma.
10. Efficacy of gallbladder instillation and port site infiltration of bupivacaine on postoperative pain relief following laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a prospective, double blind, placebo controlled study.
11. Prospective randomized comparative study of morbidity and mortality after open VS laparoscopic suture closure of duodenal perforation.
12. Study of role of pro-inflammatory mediators TNF, IL8 and lipid peroxidation in predicting organ system failure in patients of trauma.
13. The effect of carbon di-oxide (CO2) insufflation on endotoxemia and bacterial translocation in experimental peritonitis
14. Sub clinical deep vein thrombosis in high risk surgical patients
15. Elective colorectal surgery with and without mechanical bowel preparation: A prospective non randomized study.
16. Quality of life following Trans hiatal esophagectomy in carcinoma esophagus.
17. Comparative study of post anastomotic leak with barium swallow and oral test feed following THE in carcinoma of esophagus.
18. Evaluation of FLT PET scan in hepatobiliary tumors
19. Study of short term outcome following adjuvant treatment in carcinoma gall bladder
20. Study of gastric tube volume following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
21. Study the role of intra abdominal pressure, abdominal perfusion pressure, D- dimer and serial estimation of serum endotoxin in predicting pancreatic infection in severe acute pancreatitis
22. Role of PET CT in predicting respone to CRT in colo rectal cancer
23. To study the pancreatic duct diameter and residual pancreatic volumeon pre op. CECT to predict post operative pancreatic fistula after pancreato duodenectomy
24. To study the role MicroRNA in carcinoma gallbladder
25. Study the role of microRNA in diagnosis of pancreatic carcinoma
26. To study the natural course of Acute cholecystitis after initial treatment and prior to delayed cholecystectomy
27. Comparative evaluation of short term outcome between thoracoscopy assisted esophagectomy in prone position and trans hiatal esophagectomy

Thesis guided (As Co-guide)
1. Evaluation of mini lap cholecystectomy.
2. Estimation of serum lactate levels in peritonitis.
3. Evaluation of Multi-Organ Failure syndrome ( M.O.F.S.) in sepsis and trauma.
4. Study of serum lipids in gallstone disease.
5. Study of serum lipids and trace elements in patients of chronic cholelithiasis.
6. Evaluation of C-reactive protein and anti proteases in the assessment of severity in acute pancreatitis.
7. Comparative study of inflammatory mediators and postoperative pain assessment following open and laparoscopic inguinal hernioplasty.
8. To evaluate the efficacy of preoperative oral rofecoxib for postoperative pain relief following laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a double blind randomized placebo-controlled trial.
9. Role of prophylactic antibiotics in preventing infection following laparoscopic cholecystectomy
10. To study the effect of gall bladder stasis on gall bladder histology amongst patients with symptomatic gall stones undergoing cholecystectomy.


1. Royal college of Surgeons of Glasgow U.K.
2. International College of Surgeons, Chicago U.S.A.
3. European Association o